Saison 1900 | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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82
good
75 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Saison 1900Saison 1900
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gusler on 03-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Hanglow
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy gold, rocky head.

Carbonic , sweet and sour fruity nose.

Carbonic, lactic tang., mild fruit, small malts. Little to no hops. Drying finish and high carb cover lack of bitterness.

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Photo of desint
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Slightly hazy golden body with massive foaming head (bottle was slightly a gusher)
Barley aroma
Lemon & spices flavour
Textbook refreshing saison

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a huge mushroom fluffy head with eternal retention and leaving strong laces.
Light aroma with notes of herbal and floral hops, pineapple and bread.
Initially interesting flavor with notes of spices, lots of chalked yeast, pears, white grapes, herbal hops, green apples and grainy malt. Dry aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Pleasant and assertive Saison, neither complex nor intense. It started very unique with some sort of toasted like notes and spices than faded away. Don’t expect any sour funkiness.

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Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vinivini
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Color light yellow, slightly turbid.
Head white, good-sized, long stays in the glass, giving them a good build- up.
Very delicate aroma, palpable apricot, floral notes, grassy and probably the strongest flavor, honey.
Clearly taste sweet, honey, apricot palpable again. All of these, however, very delicate flavors. Gentian poor, dry, beer also slightly acidity, low saturation towards the middle.
In conclusion, I expected something more, and it is on average.

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Photo of Rivoire
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of interzen
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle (BBE January 2016) poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Pours a dark yellow-amber - unlike other saisons I've had, this one poured fairly clear; not quite as 'murky' as some. Lots of 'loose' head which left behind some lacing.

Smell: Quite grainy - in fact, one could almost say that the grain smell dominate pretty much everything else. There's a faint whiff of fruit (mainly apple and something else I couldn't quite identify) but mainly it's grain.

Taste: Again, very grainy with a heaping mouthful of yeast into the bargain. The apple/fruitiness was barely there so you could be forgiven for thinking this was a bit one-dimensional. The fruit flavours are more evident once the beer has warmed up a bit.

Feel: Fizzy, for want of a better word - like some other saisons I've tried this seems to be fairly aggressively carbonated. Get past that, however, and it's quite smooth with a very dry finish.

Overall: I'm in two minds about this - one the one hand, taken on its own it's not a bad drink at all although the extreme fizziness could be offputting to some. On the other hand, it feels a bit mundane, one-dimensional almost. Not to say that it's bad - it isn't - but I suspect there are fare better saisons out there.

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Photo of koladiola
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of rao2100
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Olive colored 11.2oz bottle. Freshness dated 09:12

A: Pours a hazy dark yellow with 1 and 1/2-inch white head. Floaties of yeast and clumpy lace.

N: Rancid sour grain and yeast. I know, this "expired", but come on, only 8 months passed the date. Really???

T: Yeasty and grainy and fruity (green apples).

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Grainy and yeasty finish.

O: Do not drink if past the bottle date - NOT PLEASANT! Drain poured this one.

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Photo of thomasausud
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I agree with the guy who could smell toffee. The label leads you into thinking that you're going to smell something funky or dusty, but its a nice smelling beer. I could smell toffee, apple and... beer. Big white head. The taste follows the smell and is similar to other saisons, maybe a little more sugary than some others. Once it warms up the head leaves and takes some of the taste with it.

Overall, a good beer for drinking. You won't be transported to a higher plane of existence. Set your hopes to 'moderate anticipation' and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light orange with a 1 inch puffy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. There is a lot of sediment floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of grains and some white grape juice aromas. Taste is of grains, honey, and some grape-like fruity flavors. This beer has an aggressive level of carbonation with a very prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good saison but it's much fruitier than other saisons I have had in the past.

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Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Jaacob
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Saison 1900 from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.58 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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